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The Truth About Nature Book Review

child reading at the park

  Autumn   73: Bats are blind. Myth Scale: 3 About the myth:Have you ever heard the saying ‘blind as a bat” before? These flying mammals are active under the cover of darkness, an it is nearly impossible for us to see anything in the dark. Seems likely that bats could be blind. The truth: […]

Dead Horse Point Yurts

Dead Horse Point State Park

Lucky us! We had the opportunity to stay in the brand new yurts at Dead Horse Point State Park a couple of weekends ago. Bedge was asked by park management to photograph them and since Dead Horse Point is one of my favorite state parks no way was Bedge going up there without us. We […]

Adventure Family Spotlight – The Kiggins

Osprey backpack carrier

I am spotlighting one adventurous family every month. I have sent the family a questionnaire that they have answered, sharing with us their adventure stories, their lessons learned and their tips and experiences on how they adventure as a family. I am hoping this will inspire, motivate and encourage all of us to get outside […]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

Bluke Lakes Trail, San Juans of Colorado

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the middle of glacial basins, and old mining towns with fascinating history. Blue […]

Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh


  I’m a shoe snob. Dress shoes, casual shoes, hiking shoes, biking shoes, you name it I love shoes. I especially love shoes that are comfortable, made of good quality and are cute. When I had the opportunity to test the Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh I jumped on it. I’ve actually never worn any shoes […]

How To Help Your Kids Love Camping

infant camping

    What happens when you head out for a weekend full of camping and on the first day your kids are complaining that they are bored, that camping isn’t fun or that they want to go home? You’ve planned, packed and arrived for a weekend of relaxation, fun and family time. The last thing […]

Heat Kills! Tips For Hiking In The Desert Heat

infant drinking from camelbak

  I’ve lived in the Moab desert for the past 8 years and prior to that life-changing move I was a mountain girl from Colorado. What I discovered, and I discovered it quickly after I moved to Moab, is that hiking in the mountains during the summer is a completely different experience than a summer […]

LifeStraw Review and Giveaway

Kid using a LifeStraw

  Picture this…   You’re out on a hike, maybe a backpacking trip or your out camping and low and behold you run out of water. You’re parched and in need of something to drink. You come across some water but you don’t have a water filter and you really don’t want to tempt fate […]

YayLabs Ice Cream Ball and Giveaway!

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Today is a great day to SCREAM for ice cream. It’s NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY! Woot! If you’re anything like me you’ll be finding the biggest bowl possible and filling it with multiple yummy flavors of ice cream and topping it with all sorts of delicious toppings. I say…Go Big or Go Home. Right? In […]

Signs Along the Way


  I take a lot of pictures when we travel. I mean A LOT of pictures, and even though I come back home with hundreds of pictures there are times when I look back and think… man, I should have taken a pic of that. Does that happen to you? As I was going through […]